1.a widow woman is allowed to remarry in islam.what the shariyah says about it?
2.a young widow is left with her small kids and in laws.now the inlaws dont want her to remarry because she has to look after her kids.is this allowed in islam,or what shariyah has to say about such a matter?
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
It is permissible for a widow to remarry after her iddat period of four months and ten days if she is not conceived or till birth if she is conceived. There are many examples in the life of Sahabiyyat widows who remarried after their iddat. Umme Salma (RA) married Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) after the demise of her husband Abu Salma and after her Iddat, she had a son Umar from Abu Salma (RA). However, great virtue is mentioned in the hadith for a widow who does not marry in order to raise her children. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “I and such a woman will be like this (Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) joined the forefinger and the middle finger) in Jannah”.
If a widow has the courage not to remarry, then she will bear the virtues of this hadith. If she does not have the courage to and wishes to remarry, then she is at liberty to marry. No one should stop her from exercising her
And Allah knows best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah